• Humaira Bibi, sister of Zulfikar Ali, convicted of drug crimes, cries in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The sister of a Pakistani convicted of drug crimes has appealed the Indonesian government to spare the life of her ailing brother who is expected to be executed by a firing squad along with 12 others in the next 48 hours. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

    Indonesia rebuffs UN, EU appeals to halt looming executions

    CILACAP, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia rebuffed appeals from distraught relatives, rights advocates and foreign governments to abandon plans to execute 14 people for drug crimes as preparations intensified at the prison island holding death row inmates.

    Updated: 3:01 am

  • In this Wednesday, July 27, 2016 photo, Nyima Lhamo, 26, wipes a tear as she talks about her uncle Tenzin Delek Rinpoche, a prominent Tibetan religious leader who died in prison last year, during an interview with the Associated Press in Dharmsala, India. She arrived in the northern hill town of Dharmsala via Nepal Sunday after two weeks on the road with the help of smugglers who she paid $9,700 for the trip, leaving her aging mother and a six-year-old daughter, whom she may never see again. “It was necessary as the story of my uncle had to be told to the world. We don’t trust what China is telling us and demand a thorough investigation into his death,” she said, speaking through two translators. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

    Niece of Tibetan priest flees China, says he died of torture

    DHARMSALA, India (AP) — The niece of a prominent Tibetan religious leader has fled China and arrived in exile in northern India to reveal what her family says is the truth about the man’s death in a Chinese prison.

    Updated: 12:58 am

  • Sri Lanka 6-1 at stumps after dismissing Australia for 203

    PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Facing a deficit of 86 runs, Sri Lanka reached 6-1 in its second innings in the first test against Australia before persistent rain brought play to an early close on Wednesday.

  • Pakistan army soldiers stand guard next to a damage army vehicle after an attack in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Pakistani police say unidentified gunmen have killed two army soldiers in a hit and run attack in the southern port city of Karachi. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

    Gunmen kill 2 army soldiers in southern Pakistan

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Unidentified gunmen killed two army soldiers in a hit-and-run attack in the southern port city of Karachi on Tuesday, police said.

  • In this July 18, 2016 photo, Sri Lankan mangrove conservation workers carry mangrove saplings for planting in Kalpitiya, about 130 kilometers (81 miles) north of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests _ the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, better absorb carbon from the environment mitigating effects of global warming and reducing impact of natural disasters like tsunamis. Authorities have identified about 37,000 acres (15,000 hectares) of mangrove forests in Sri Lanka that are earmarked for preservation. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

    Sri Lanka to conserve climate-friendly mangroves ecosystem

    PAMBALA LAGOON, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests — the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, absorb carbon from the environment and reduce the impact of natural disasters like tsunamis.

  • FILE- In this Oct. 9, 2010, file photo, Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav displays his medal after winning against South Africa Richard Brian Addinall in the 74kg category wrestling at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India. Yadav, who was to represent India in the 74kg category at the Olympics, said his food supplements were spiked after he tested positive for a banned steroid. He is among two Indian sportspersons claimed that there was a conspiracy against them after they tested positive for banned substances just days before they were to leave for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

    Indian Rio hopefuls claim innocence on doping

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Two Indian competitors have proclaimed their innocence after testing positive for banned steroids just days before they were to leave for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

  • Bangladesh police say 9 militants killed in raid in Dhaka

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Police in Bangladesh’s capital raided a five-story building Tuesday and killed nine suspected Islamic militants, the country’s police chief said.

  • Up there: Netherlands, Latvia lead world for people’s height

    NEW YORK (AP) — If you want to see a tall population of men, go to the Netherlands. Tall women? Latvia.

  • Migrants and refugees that were marching in protest arrive at a border crossing between Serbia and Hungary in Horgos, some 160 kilometers (100 miles) northwest of Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, July 24, 2016. Several dozen people arrived Sunday near Serbia's border with Hungary in a bid to protest its decision to keep the border shut for most asylum-seekers, which has left several thousand people stranded in Serbia. (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

    Protesting migrants ask EU leaders why borders are closed

    HORGOS, Serbia (AP) — A group of migrants and asylum-seekers who set off two days ago on a protest march toward Hungary reached the European Union-member state’s border on Sunday, saying they want to ask European leaders why it is closed for the thousands fleeing war and poverty.

  • FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2015 file photo, Nepal's Khadga Prasad Oli addresses the parliament before being appointed as the new Prime Minister in Kathmandu, Nepal. Oli has resigned before facing a confidence vote in parliament that he expected to lose. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)

    Nepal’s prime minister resigns after losing majority support

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s prime minister resigned on Sunday shortly before he was to face a confidence vote in parliament that he expected to lose, further aggravating political instability in the Himalayan country.